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BLUE HAT, GREEN HAT [Kindle Edition]

Sandra Boynton
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (232 customer reviews)

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Book Description

“OOPS!” Three earnest animals and one misguided turkey learn colors and clothes. Though admittedly, the turkey never quite gets the hang of it. A bestselling book every year since its publication in 1984.


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From the Publisher

Serious silliness for all ages. Artist Sandra Boynton is back and better than ever with completely redrawn versions of her multi-million selling board books. These whimsical and hilarious books, featuring nontraditional texts and her famous animal characters, have been printed on thick board pages, and are sure to educate and entertain children of all ages.

About the Author

Sandra Boynton is a popular American cartoonist, writer, children’s author, and songwriter. Since 1974, Boynton has written and illustrated over forty children’s books and seven general audience books, including four New York Times Bestsellers. More than 35 million of her books have been sold—"mostly to friends and family," she says. She has also written and produced five albums of award-winning children’s music. Three of her albums have been certified Gold, and Philadelphia Chickens, nominated for a Grammy, is nearing Platinum. In 2008, she was awarded the Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Cartoonists Society.

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  • File Size: 1102 KB
  • Print Length: 14 pages
  • Publisher: Boynton Moo Media (November 20, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AAZSMXW
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #97,512 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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55 of 56 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Read to Your Child to Develop Bonding and Intellect! August 3, 2000
Format:Board book
Researchers constantly find that reading to children is valuable in a variety of ways, not least of which are instilling a love of reading and improved reading skills. With better parent-child bonding from reading, your child will also be more emotionally secure and able to relate better to others. Intellectual performance will expand as well. Spending time together watching television fails as a substitute.
To help other parents apply this advice, as a parent of four I consulted an expert, our youngest child, and asked her to share with me her favorite books that were read to her as a young child. Blue Hat, Green Hat was one of her picks.
Although ostensibly about colors, this book is subtly about much more. Clothes are put on an elephant, a bear, a moose, and a turkey. As you can imagine, putting clothes on a turkey is a challenge. So the turkey always has the clothes on in some strange way (shirt around tail feathers but not on legs, hat on the feet, pants around head and chest, socks on front feathers, coat on beak, etc.). That is a wonderful way to teach you child the word "oops" and to associate doing something unusual with fun. What a great preparation for mistakes later in life!
All of the pictures are pretty silly, so you will engage your child's sense of the ridiculous. For example, the elephant, bear and moose are standing on their hands when wearing colored pants.
For help with learning the colors, each sequence has the colors in a different order. That makes learning a greater challenge and more interesting.
By sticking with few colors and many situations, the task of learning is made manageable for the child. Since the story is short, it also matches a child's attention span.
Overcome your misconception stall that young children are not ready for humor and book learning!
Enjoy!
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54 of 55 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Purple Socks! October 29, 2009
Format:Board book
Length: 1:41 Mins
My 2 1/2 year old daughter loves this book!
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Guaranteed Belly Laughs! August 10, 2002
Format:Board book
Well, the other animals seem to be able to put their clothes on (a task that takes quite a bit of early skill, as any parent or grandparent knows). But what about the poor rooster? Ooops! The poor thing just can't get it right.
This wonderful book is special on many levels. First of all, it tickles a toddler's funny bone like no other...listen to your child yell, "Ooops!" and break up laughing. Definitely a plus right there. Then, it subtly teaches colors (the blue hat is indeed blue, the green hat is indeed green, and so forth). And finally, it shows the child that it's OK to make mistakes, and that learning such a huge task as dressing oneself can be hard even for roosters!
Along with every other Boynton book I've ever seen, this one's a keeper.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Boynton does it again! February 10, 2000
Format:Board book
My almost two-year old laughed and loved this book from the very first reading. He giggles at every "oops" every time, and is always saying "read again." An excellent book for helping children learn colors and articles of clothing, but most of all just a FUN book for parents to share with their kids. A great addition to our growing Boynton collection.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome! April 7, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Board book
This was my all time favorite book to read with my children. The simplicity of the humor in this book is very enjoyable. We love the silly turkey that just can't get it right, and even when he does get it right, gets it wrong. We always referred to this book as the "Oops book." Even if a child has no reading skills whatsoever, they will enjoy "reading" the oops part every 2 pages. I highly reccomend it!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun for little ones April 28, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Board book
I have to start with a confession - I don't like this book! Sandra Boynton writes such great books that this one was a disappointment - I just don't find it very creative, or interesting. So why did I give it 4 stars? My two-year old LOVES IT! He laughs and laughs everytime we read it, and loves pointing out the different color pants, shirt, hat or whatever is on a given page. It's one of his favorites.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blue Hat, Green Hat, Red Hat, oops. December 31, 2003
Format:Board book
I really like this book. In it there are four characters; an elephant, a moose, a bear and a turkey. The elephant, moose, and bear all have no problem dressing themselves. They put their hats on their heads, pants on their legs, socks on their feet, etc. The poor turkey however can't seem to get anything right. He stands on his hat, puts his pants on his head, puts his coat on backwards, etc. The one time he does manage to get all dressed properly, he jumps into the pool! (oops)
Sandra Boynton's pictures are always adorable, and this book is no exception. The pictures are also very bold and bright. The story is told like the following: "Blue Hat, Green Hat, Read Hat, oops." Under each set of words is a picture of an animal wearing (or standing in) their hat. A wonderful book.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for any child July 19, 2000
Format:Board book
I bought this book on a whim with a few other Boynton books, but it's one of my favorite. My son could "read" it before he was 2! I will read it in the dark to my son and he knows exactly where to supply the "Oops". I'm even going to send it to my friend's child in France, because it's so easy to match the words and pictures that I'm sure he'll enjoy it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Oops!!! :-)
My 23 month old and 4 year old daughters have checked this book out from the library at least 10 times since they first found it there, and still laugh when reading this book, even... Read more
Published 6 days ago by Charlotte
5.0 out of 5 stars Far and away my 2-year-old's favorite book - she loves reading it to...
Far and away my 2-year-old's favorite book - she loves reading it to me. ("Boo hat, geen hat, lellow hat, OOPS TURKEY!!!") It still hasn't gotten old :-D
Published 7 days ago by W
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Cute way to learn colors.
Published 7 days ago by Cynthia M. Reed
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
My kids loved these books growing up. Now I have them for my students at school.
Published 8 days ago by Christine Mcdonald
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
It's our "Oooops" book, as my 2yo calls it! :)
Published 9 days ago by JAWallace
5.0 out of 5 stars Love
Granddaughter loves this book and so do I.
Published 11 days ago by D. Edwards
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple to read and understand.
A happy, repetitive book.
Published 15 days ago by Pippin
5.0 out of 5 stars Love, Love, Love Sandra Boynton's Books
All of Sandra Boynton's books for babies are endearing! My 7-month old triplet grandchildren sit and listen when I read her stories.
Published 15 days ago by Evieanne
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Another great Boynton selection. Love these pictures.
Published 21 days ago by Lucy Van Pelt
3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty simple
This is a cute book but very simple for my 19 month old who already knows his colors so no interest for him.
Published 21 days ago by Nicki
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More About the Author

Sandra Boynton is a popular American cartoonist, children's author, songwriter, producer, and director. Since 1974, Boynton has written and illustrated over fifty children's books and seven general audience books, including five New York Times Bestsellers. More than 60 million of her books have been sold--"mostly to friends and family," she says. She has also written (with Michael Ford) and produced five albums of renegade children's music. Three of her five albums have been certified Gold [over 500,000 copies sold] and "Philadelphia Chickens," nominated for a Grammy, has been certified Platinum [over 1 million copies sold.] Boynton has also directed six music videos of her songs, including the award-winning "One Shoe Blues" starring B B King. She lives in rural New England, and her studio is in a barn with perhaps the only hippopotamus weathervane in America.

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